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Football: Lunde, Loer score twice as Wolverines rout Warroad on homecoming

The Wadena-Deer Creek football team blew out Warroad on Friday to send the homecoming crowd home happy. The Wolverines are one win away from their first over .500 regular season in two decades with three games left.

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Junior Wolverine D'Andre Hammond looks for a hole on his way to a second quarter touchdown Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.<br/>
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WADENA — WADENA – The Wadena-Deer Creek football team ended homecoming in style on Friday with its fourth win of the season.

The Wolverines (4-1) dominated Warroad (1-4) to the tune of a 34-8 victory. Their balanced offense tallied 414 total yards and five touchdowns to guarantee a .500 regular season record with three games left on the schedule.

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The Wolverines take to the field on homecoming night.
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Evan Lunde found the end zone twice in the first quarter. He broke off a 22-yard scamper just under two minutes into the game before punching in a one-yard run at the 3:30 mark. Lunde finished with a team-high 93 yards on eight carries.

Teshe Loer also found the end zone twice in the first half. Josiah Kallevig hit Loer for a 19-yard pass before connecting again for a nine-yard score three minutes later. Loer caught nine passes for 109 yards to go along with his two touchdown catches early in the second quarter.

D’Andre Hammond broke off a nine-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the first half to take a 34-0 lead. Cole Woods was 4-for-4 in extra-point attempts.

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Warroad senior Gaabi Boucha makes some ground before being pushed out by WDC senior Charlie Bushinger on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
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The Warriors scored their only touchdown with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. WDC won its second home game of the season and its second straight since falling to New York Mills (5-0) on Sept. 16. The Wolverines have outscored their last two opponents 90-8.

The Wolverines forced four turnovers, including three fumble recoveries and an interception by MJ Lunde. He also led the team in tackles with eight. Isaac Hamann and Kobe Endres each recorded 7.5 tackles. Endres led the team with two tackles for losses.

According to head coach Kyle Petermier before the season, it’s been around two decades since WDC has posted over a .500 record. Next week, the Wolverines will host Bagley, who is 1-4 through five games. Bagley fell to New York Mills last Friday 20-0.

WDC will finish the season on the road with games at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (1-4) on Oct. 14 and at Pine River-Backus (4-1) on Oct. 19.

The Section 6-2A playoffs are QRF seeded, according to Minnesota-Scores. Osakis (4-1) holds the top spot with a rating of 37.2, followed by Sauk Centre (3-2, 34.8) and West Central Area-Ashby (4-1, 34.5). WDC’s QRF rating is 28.8, which would set up a home game against Pillager in the first round of the section playoffs if the season ended after five weeks.

WARROAD 0 0 0 8 – 8

WADENA-DEER CREEK 14 20 0 0 – 43

SCORING- FIRST QUARTER- WDC- Evan Lunde 22-yard TD run, Cole Woods PAT good, 7-0 10:16; WDC- E. Lunde 1-yard TD run, Woods PAT good, 14-0

SECOND QUARTER- WDC- Josiah Kallevig 19-yard TD pass to Teshe Loer, two-point conversion no good, 20-0, 11:00; WDC- Kallevig 9-yard TD pass to Loer, Woods PAT good, 27-0, 8:00; WDC- D’Andre Hammond 9-yard TD run, Woods PAT good, 34-0, 0:45

FOURTH QUARTER- Warroad- 1-yard TD run, two-point conversion good, 34-8, 5:00

TEAM TOTALS- WDC- 414 total yards, 196 passing yards, 218 rushing yards, 1 turnover, 21 first downs, 1-5 third down, 1-2 fourth down; WARROAD- 298 total yards, 43 passing yards, 251 rushing yards, 4 turnovers, 14 first downs, 2-11 third down, 1-4 fourth down

WDC OFFENSE- PASSING- Josiah Kallevig 17-25, 196 yards, 2TD, INT; RUSHING- Evan Lunde 8 carries, 93 yards, 2TD, D’Andre Hammond 6 carries, 48 yards, TD, Koby Endres 4 carries, 34 yards, Simon Kreklau 1 carry 27 yards, Kallevig 5 carries, 16 yards; RECEIVING- Teshe Loer 9 catches, 109 yards, 2TD, Jaeger Pettit 3 catches, 47 yards, Isaac Hamann 1 catch, 30 yards, Yson Barthel 2 catches, 11 yards, Brandon Wheeler 1 catch, 4 yards, Hammond 1 catch, -5 yards

WDC DEFENSE- MJ Lunde 8 tackles, 0.5 TFL, INT, Isaac Hamann 7.5 tackles, Endres 7.5 tackles, 2 TFL, E. Lunde 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL, Cole Woods 2.5 tackles, Aiden Sutherland 1.5 tackles, Kreklau 2.5 tackles, Wheeler 2 tackles, Noah Johnson 2 tackles, Kaden Peterson 1 tackle, Drew Lorentz 1 tackle, Grant Seelhammer 0.5 tackles

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Can you find yourself among the crowd at the WDC Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 30?
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